The Data Mining and Security (DMaS) Lab aims at developing real-life data mining systems for efficiently extracting hidden knowledge from large volumes of data, with the considerations of security, privacy, social, policy, and economic issues. Researchers in DMaS are broadly interested in the research areas of data mining, information security, privacy protection, services computing, and cloud computing. Previous research results have been widely applied to solve various real-life problems in health informatics, information integration, cybercrime investigation, authorship analysis, assembly code clone detection, transportation system, building energy consumption simulation, and fashion communication.
DMaS collaborates with the following organizations:
- Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), the research arm of Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND),
- IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center,
- National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance Canada (NCFTA Cda), a nationally and internationally respected organization that focuses on the investigation of cyber-crimes impacting Canadian citizens, businesses, and organizations, and
- Société de transport de Montréal (STM).